Waddlia chondrophila, a Potential Agent of Human Fetal Death
Published Date:Aug 2007
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 13(8):1239-1243.
Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
Description:We investigated the zoonotic potential of Waddlia chon-drophila, a new Chlamydia-like abortigenic agent in ruminants. Anti-Waddlia antibody reactivity was tested by immunofluorescence and Western blot. Waddlia seroprevalence was higher in women who had had sporadic and recurrent miscarriages than in control women (p < 0.001). Waddlia spp. may represent a cause of human fetal loss.
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